2015 Honda Civic Hybrid vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Honda Civic Hybrid 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
5.4 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 7.6 l/100km
5.0 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 5.5 l/100km
110 HP Horsepower 150 HP
2,873 lbs. Curb Weight 3,126 lbs.

2015 Honda Civic Hybrid vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Honda Civic Hybrid vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

With more and more hybrid vehicles popping up every year, they’re beginning to spark a revolution of energy-efficient vehicles and alternative-fuel methods as drivers become more and more interested in fuel economy. Of course, hybrid drivetrains aren’t the only way for vehicles to run more efficiently, as many manufacturers are also starting to offer small cars in diesel variations as well. We decided to measure up one of our many hybrid vehicles against a similar car running on diesel fuel, so we took a closer look at the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI.

Advantages of the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

As you can tell by taking a look at the table above, each vehicle has its advantages. While the diesel-powered engine of the Volkswagen Golf TDI is much more fuel efficient than most standard gas engines, the hybrid drivetrain of the Honda Civic Hybrid is still more efficient, utilizing 2.2 l/100km less in the city and 0.5 l/100km less on the highway.

But the Golf TDI fires back with a healthy advantage in horsepower, with 40 hp more than the Civic Hybrid. This is the main advantage that going with diesel rather than hybrid has, more power. However, the Civic Hybrid lessens the Golf’s boost by having a curb weight that is 201 lbs. lighter, meaning it doesn’t need as much horsepower to move just as quick. Both vehicles are fairly equal, but it’s up to you to decide if a slight boost in power makes up for the lacking city fuel efficiency.

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